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hello! i wanted to tell you, that i am a sportsman,my skin is exposed to the sun for about 5-6 hours a day,i did not took care of my skin in the past ,but now my skin is tanned,a lot! i wanted to ask you that what could i do to remove this tanning,and precautions that I should take in future to avoid tanning.thank you..

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Hi Jashan. Thank you for contacting me. Seeing that you spend quite a lot of time outdoors as a sportsman, you may want to begin using a daily, high SPF sunblock that will keep your skin from getting darker. Also exfoliating your skin with a soft, damp microfiber cloth before application of sunblock will help fade your tan some. In fact, this can help in even fading much of your tan by lightening your skin some. You see, the sun WILL darken your skin if you continue outdoors for extended periods of time without a broad-spectrum sunblock. Being out in the sun for extended periods of time without sunblock can ALSO increase your chances of developing melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.

This is the MOST important reason for staying protected if you're going to be outdoors for a long time in any given day. The sun rays even come through the clouds on a cloudy day, you just can't tell in most cases. Please be aware that there are UVB sun rays which cause burning of the skin and lead to sunburn. Then there are UVA sun rays, which lead to dark spots, freckles, melasma, tanning or darkening of the skin, wrinkles, sagging skin and finally, skin cancer. Now you see why you may want to consider a very well formulated, broad-spectrum sun block when you are outside longer than 30-60 minutes.

Jashan, I'm happy to recommend to you a very well formulated, chemical-free sunblock I love. It is a zinc-oxide based, all-natural sunblock that I use on myself and my family. This sunblock is also made with skin-loving organic ingredients as well and does not leave your skin with a white cast or hue like many zinc-oxide based sunblocks do. You can also get the microfiber cloth from your local drug store, discount store, Walmart, auto store (yes, you can use these on your face too, they're very soft), Amazon, etc. I hope this helps and look for the link below to where you can get the sunblock.  If you decide to purchase this, don't forget to use the 20% OFF COUPON on your order - it's sunumbra20special. God bless you, Jashan.

Tara

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Tara Logan-Hearn

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I will, according to my knowledge and experience, answer questions that involve providing information, tips, and advice in an effort to help one improve the following common ethnic and black skin care concerns:

Although make-up is not my specialty, I'm happy to help with advice on caring for the skin while wearing makeup. I affirm that I can not answer questions to which attention by a doctor is necessary.

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I've written for Bella Online, Beauty and Sugar, Self Growth and Oily Skin Blog. I've written the e-book entitled, "Achieving Flawless Skin of Color - 2 Easy Steps to Clear, Even-toned Skin From the Inside Out", which is now published.

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